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Fido1

Syllabification: Fi·do
Pronunciation: /ˈfīdō
 
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noun

informal humorous
A generic name for a pet dog.

Origin

from Latin fidō 'I trust'.

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  • faith from (Middle English):

    Both faith and fidelity (Late Middle English) come from the Latin word fides. Fido, a traditional name for a dog, is also related—it represents the Latin for ‘I trust’. Other words from the same source include confident (late 16th century), confide (Late Middle English), and diffident (Late Middle English) which originally meant ‘lacking in trust’. Fiancée, the French for ‘promised’, which goes back to fides is related. See also infidel

Words that rhyme with Fido

Dido, Hokkaido

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Fido2

Syllabification: Fi·do
Pronunciation: /ˈfīdō
 
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historical
A system for dispersing fog using gasoline burners on the ground to enable aircraft to land. It was developed by the Allies during World War I.
Example sentences
  • What they were witnessing for the first time was the faithful watchdog of distressed aircraft, the Carnaby FIDO.
  • A heating method using oil-burning heaters arranged along the edge of an airfield runway was used during the second World War to disperse fog (known as FIDO, or Fog Intensive Dispersal of).

Origin

acronym from Fog Intensive Dispersal Operation.

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  • faith from (Middle English):

    Both faith and fidelity (Late Middle English) come from the Latin word fides. Fido, a traditional name for a dog, is also related—it represents the Latin for ‘I trust’. Other words from the same source include confident (late 16th century), confide (Late Middle English), and diffident (Late Middle English) which originally meant ‘lacking in trust’. Fiancée, the French for ‘promised’, which goes back to fides is related. See also infidel

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